There’s a book full of plansDessa, ‘Poor Atlas’
at the feet of poor Atlas
titled For Man,
but the architects only drew blanks…
Let’s open with the obvious, the one thing that all fans of Voltron: Legendary Defender can agree on:
Takashi Shirogane has been through a big damn lot, my friends.
The one where we may immediately differ, however, is whether the show knows it, but it’s still true. Shiro has been under a lot of pressure, even for the show’s standards. The challenge, however, is that Legendary Defender struggles for the most part to find ways to navigate those pressures, for a lot of the cast. This is, in a lot of ways, the result of both strictures of time and navigating the boundaries of heterosexual boys’-club television, but I don’t say that to make any excuses for it. Things have gotten in the way of making the – at least – least unpalatable thing. This is where we are.
We can talk, then, about where here is, how we landed, and whether it is hostile territory. But we can also perhaps afford some patience to who was piloting when we crashed while also taking a serious look at the poor landing itself.